Pastoral Letter

May 6, 2013


To the faithful of our respective dioceses in the Atlantic Region


Dear Friends,

Greetings and peace to you in these trying times! In the past few days, more than perhaps at other times, we have all become more aware of the Employment Insurance Reform (EI Reform) put forward by our government. The policy is not without its critics and it raises particular concern for the population living in the Atlantic Provinces. Our population includes many citizens who are also members of our diocesan churches. Some of the changes put forward will have great impact on our people, particularly those who are seasonal workers and are very dependent on employment insurance to make life more tolerable.

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